Say YES To Safe Sleep For Babies Annual Competency Training 2018-03-07T11:31:48+00:00


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Say YES To Safe Sleep For Babies Annual Competency Training
“Going Beyond the Safe Sleep Message”
April 27th, 2018 from 10:00am – 3:00pm
Days Inn Conference Center Amphitheater, Flatwoods, WV

Deadline to Register is April, 12th 2018. Please note there will be no on-site registration.
Check-in will begin at 9:30 with refreshments, and the training will start promptly at 10:00. The training is free, and lunch and all materials will be provided.

All Say YES To Safe Sleep for Babies partners are requested to participate in the annual competency training. The purpose of the training is to bring national, state, and local partners together to share the latest knowledge, tools, and best practices to reduce and prevent infant deaths in West Virginia from unsafe sleep and abusive head trauma. We hope each hospital and home visitation program will send one representative to reach our goal of 100% participation.

For those requiring overnight lodging, the Days Inn has reserved a block of rooms at the rate of $89.99 single/double, plus taxes and fees until April 16, 2018 .  To reserve a room at this rate, please call:  1-866-700-7284.

CEU’s pending approval from the Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health for Nursing through the WV Board of Examiners for Registered Nurses, License # WV1999-0297RN, Social Work through the WV Board of Social Work Examiners, License # 490089.  This training is also approved for WV STARS credit.  Please visit the WV STARS site to register for credit.

For additional information about the training, please contact:
Becky King:

Topics and Presentations:

Plenary Presentation: Beyond the Safe Sleep Message
Eileen, Tyrala, MD, FAAP
Safe Sleep Advocate, Author, and Practicing Pediatrician and Neonatologist, Philadelphia, PA, Professor of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine, and Medical Director, Cribs for Kids

Supporting New Parents Together: Regional Partner Discussions

The Period of PURPLE Crying: What’s New On The Horizon

The Intersect Between Baby Friendly Practices and Safe Sleep Promotion

Expanding Our Reach: Child Protective Services and Foster Care

Many thanks to our funding partners for this training including, the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. We are grateful for the partnership and support of the WV Perinatal Partnership as an additional sponsor of this training.

Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia
Partners in Community Outreach West Virginia
Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children West Virgnia
West Virginia Infant Toddler Mental Health Association
Healthy Families Mountain State West Virginia